Currently, the Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and Disney Fantasy are all berthed at the docks of Port Canaveral.
The Disney Magic and Disney Fantasy have cancelled their sailings through June 2020, while the Disney Dream has cancelled its cruises through July 2020. [Realistically, we think September 1st is the very earliest they can set sail again. Expect no interior cabins to be available, only cabins with verandas, no buffets (!), limited pool capacity, limited seating at onboard shows and movies, enhanced cleaning procedures onboard ship, temperature and health screenings at check-in and before being allowed back onboard after any port-of-call.]
The Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek, has stated that he expects Disney Cruise Line to be “the last of [Disney’s] travel-oriented businesses to come back online.”
You can check out a live view of the docked Disney cruise ships with audio via the Port Canaveral Webcam. Pretty cool.
This photo was taken yesterday morning.
May 9, 2020 Update: The Disney Magic is heading to the UK today so some of the crew can go home. They’ve also been going over to Castaway Cay a few times recently so the crew can get off the ship since CDC won’t allow them off on U.S. soil.
The Disney Dream is heading off to the Caribbean today and the Disney Fantasy is heading off to South American ports. Both are trying to get crew members home since it looks like the ships won’t sail again with passengers until the fall 2020 at the earliest.
CDC extends ‘No Sail Order’ for all Cruise Ships Docking in US
April 10, 2020 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended its No Sail Order for all cruise ships with US ports-of-call, as it looks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The CDC new order says that cruise ships have to cease operations for up to 100 days (around July 17th), or the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency, or if the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order.
The order, dated April 9, comes as the cruise industry is taking a hit from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, with cruise trips across the globe either canceled or suspended and millions of dollars in refunds issued to customers.
In recent weeks, at least 10 cruise ships reported crew or passengers that tested positive or experienced respiratory symptoms or influenza-like illness.
Currently, there are approximately 100 cruise ships remaining at sea off the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast, with nearly 80,000 crew onboard. Additionally, CDC is aware of 20 cruise ships at port or anchorage in the United States with known or suspected COVID-19 infection among the crew who remain onboard.
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Two Disney Sisters
We had a blast aboard the Disney Dream on our Caribbean cruise: